Training Camps in MMA and The Arts
Our associated training camps have been carefully designed to bring together the very best talent from the world of combat sports. Creating a once in a lifetime training program for all levels of experience.
Outside of the daily training schedule. They sometimes offer a range of activities and fun events so that everyone attending gets to know one another outside of class times. Important as it is for us, it’s not just about the learning experience. The healthy relationships and strong bonds which training martial arts bring. Is also very much a key component of the training camp.
With everything from surf lessons to beach volleyball. Barbeques and chilled late evening chats by the fireside. We want you to enjoy both your time on and off the mats with your fellow members.
Creating an enjoyable and relaxed environment for you to learn new skills. And meet new and interesting people who are also there for the same reasons as you.
It’s really up to you how you spend your time outside of the designated training schedule. And even if you don’t feel up to that any particular day, that’s fine too. Additional events are available, so you can take part at your own leisure.
Learn new practical skills which can be applied either in the club or in competition. Offering everything from MMA classes to Thai and Kickboxing, MMA Wrestling, BJJ and Boxing. With some of the world’s greatest fighters and coaches to lead the way.
Our goal is that you spend every second of your invaluable time, absorbing as much knowledge as possible. And we look forward to seeing you on location when the time comes.
Mixed Martial Arts/MMA
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA to which it is more commonly referred is a contact sport which combines both grappling and standup. While allowing strikes in both instances. Although there were a number of mixed style events which took place in Japan and Taiwan, as well as a number of other Asian countries during the early part of the 20th century.
It wasn’t until 1980 in the US, where the first MMA league appeared in Pensylvania. But was shut down just a few short years later. Then in 1993, a certain family by the name Gracie. Brought what they termed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the mainstream. Establishing the Ultimate Fighting Championships which saw to pit the different martial arts against each other to discover which was the best. And with that, what we know today as MMA was born.
Wrestling is one of the building blocks on which the sport of Mixed Martial Arts flourished. Whether it’s the American style, Greco or that of Russian Combat Sambo, wrestlers have always excelled. And that alongside BJJ has very much become an integral aspect of the sport.
Today a style of wrestling which suits MMA and meshes seamlessly is used widely across the sport. Combining all the useful aspects of the aforementioned to create the style we know refer to today as MMA wrestling.
Muay Thai is regarded by many as the king of striking sports. An essential tool in the toolbox for the well-rounded fighter. Originating in Thailand, Thai boxing uses a combination of striking and clinching techniques as it’s basis.
Known as the sport of eight limbs, it uses a combination of fists, elbows, knees, and shins with which to attack the opponent. With many of the world’s most highly acclaimed fighters have either come from or use Thai as the basis for their fighting style.
Kickboxing was derived from a combination of Karate, Muay Thai. Making it a hybrid sport which combines the best elements of high-level traditional striking styles. Originating in Japan during the 1960’s. The sport would soon spread far and wide, with the US establishing its own brand of the sport during the early 1970’s.
It has continued to evolve, with key aspects of the style being brought together, along with elements of grappling to help shape the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Jiu-Jistu or BJJ
As well as being one of the cornerstones when it comes to mixed martial arts. BJJ or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of those practical ground fighting sports a fighter can utilize. Everyone knows the story of the famous Gracie family bringing their own version of Jiu-jitsu into the world of combat sports.
Fusing the Japanese martial art, with their own unique style. To create a whole new brand called Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. It arrived in the sport of mixed martial arts via Royce Gracie. And from the very first fight, overwhelmed all challengers regardless of size. Today BJJ is widely recognised for its role in shaping and growing MMA.
Boxing as an organised sport dates back to in and around the time of the Ancient Greeks. The sport which we now know today, evolved mainly in Great Britain from the 16th and 18th century. And being the most widely followed of all the major standup combat sports. Today, boxing continues to hold pride of place in fans hearts and minds across the globe.
With the explosion of mixed martial arts in the 1990’s. There has been somewhat of an uneasy peace between both sports right up until today. But with boxing in MMA being the most widely used of the striking methods. Accounting for the majority of strikes exchanged during a bout. It is for this reason, boxing will remain a huge part of the picture as the sport of MMA continues to evolve going forward.